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Bibliography: "The Hermit" by Beattie, James
- "The Hermit"
- Beattie, James
- Note Source
- My Mortal Enemy Book I, Chap. 2
- Note Relating to Cather
- Although John March (529) identifies the quotation "night of the grave" as possibly coming from Beattie's lines" "But when shall spring visit the mouldering urn?/O when shall it dawn on the night of the grave?" it might well be attributed to Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Bereavement": Ah, when shall day dawn on the night of the grave,/Or summer succeed to the winter of death?/ Rest awhile, hapless victim! . . . "